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Research and analysis

Leadership skills and behaviours of executive headteachers in secondary schools

Research into why the executive headship role in secondary schools is different.

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Leadership skills and behaviours of executive headteachers in secondary schools

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The report includes a literature review and the findings of interviews with 7 executive headteachers, focussing on 5 main areas:

  • context
  • challenges
  • specialist knowledge and behaviours
  • skill set
  • implications for talent management

The study suggests that executive headship has many leadership behaviours and skills in common with single-school headship. There are also areas, such as strategic planning, which require a different emphasis.